Technology in the concrete forms manufacturing business has allowed for great advancements in the use of concrete in home building and has begun to penetrate the U. S. market.
Our years of experience in concrete foundations, basements, and excavation have led us to broaden our services to include complete home construction. Tri-City Contractors, in keeping with its philosophy of being leaders in concrete construction technology, has built, in Raleigh and at Topsail Island some of the first residential concrete homes of this type in the country. All interior and exterior walls, floors and, in some case, stairs were poured at one time, thereby creating a monolithic r unitized structure which is virtually impervious to air infiltration. This process was then repeated on the second level and could continue up to 5 levels. The exterior walls are covered with 2" of expanded polystyrene insulation which becomes an integral part of the insulating properties of thermal mass that makes this concrete structure the highest rated energy efficient home available in today's market. Additionally, this type of construction provides huge benefits in safety, maintenance and noise reduction.
One might think that all this concrete produces a cold and drab environment, however the finished product reveals nothing more than what one would see in conventional stick built home construction and provides a living environment equaled by none.